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Paul Hallas

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This is one of my own I used to love doing. I did have it on the market at one time, but's it's also fully detailed in "Small But Deadly" if you wanted to make it up yourself. It's really a version of MacDonald's Aces.

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This is Supreme Magic's "Parade of the Kings". The normal Bicycle card is there simply to give you an idea of the size of the cards. I purchased this in the seventies. Someone names a king (no equivoke) and it is the only king reversed and is then shown to have a different coloured back.


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Here's a packet effect I came up with. It's called Zombie Town.
A quick trick about how people in the small town of South River, NJ turned into zombies and the town became known as Zombie Town.

And a first shot demo of it. 


Trick available through me, when I have it in stock. It's printed in VERY limited quantities. WP_20160324_001.jpg 
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Here's a packet effect I came up with. It's called Zombie Town.
A quick trick about how people in the small town of South River, NJ turned into zombies and the town became known as Zombie Town.


The artwork looks great, EvilDan. A wild card variant? With the quality of cards I'm guessing you're marketing this [smile]

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Paul,

Sort of a 4 card variant of wild card. But...I had enough cards printed for myself so that I can perform Wild Card with these.
Since I don't have an original version of Wild Card, I didn't plan on selling them.

I was selling Zombie Town just through me. Not enough interest to invest in getting too many made. So I sold a few, sent a few out to close friends.
I have about 5 sets of Zombie Town left.
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This is Supreme Magic's "Parade of the Kings". The normal Bicycle card is there simply to give you an idea of the size of the cards. I purchased this in the seventies. Someone names a king (no equivoke) and it is the only king reversed and is then shown to have a different coloured back.


I performed this one at every show as a youth.
I believe it's called Big Parade of the Kings
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THE INQUISITIVE GAMBLER - Ron Frost - sold through Louis Tannen, 1540 Broadway, NYC, NY 10036

Effect: Magician shows five cards which are all the same (ex: five Queen of Hearts). He lays the Queens down on the table, face down. He then picks up a pile of four blank card. He takes one of the Queens and adds it to the blank face down pile. All of a sudden, he has three Queen of Hearts in his hands, It appears that the blank face cards have disappeared. He looks at the cards again while he spreads them out. There appear to be four blank face cards face down and three Queens of Hearts face up. One by one he turns over the face down cards and each one turns into a Queen of Hearts. He then reaches for the pile of four Queen of Hearts that are on the table. He turns them over and they have changed into four blank face cards! WP_20160429_004 (1).jpg 

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WP_20160429_005.jpg BACK-SINSATION (Rocci Frisco) (Routined by J. G. Thompson Jr.) A Penguin Feature - No date given. 

A poker demonstration where the backs change in addition to the faces. This does involve placing cards in a pocket. 

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WP_20160429_007.jpg   THE AMBITIOUS QUEEN/CARD - sold by Louis Tannen - Illustrations by Ed Mishell

Five cards are fanned out and shown. Each card is a LOW NUMBERED card, fan of cards is closed and performer tells about doing a trick with these five numbered cards. As he tells his story he takes one card at a time and shows it to the audience. When he comes to the fifth card he looks surprised, instead of a numbered card he has a Queen, this is placed in his breast pocket as he explains he'll have to do this trick with four cards. Again these cards are shown one at a time and when he gets to the fourth card, he is surprised to find that it too has changed to a Queen. This is repeated until you only have one card left, and you bring the trick to a climax by changing the last card to a Queen or have the Queen change to a spot card. 

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WP_20160429_009.jpg  Father Cyprian presents "OUT OF HAND" - (based on Roy Walton's "Chameleon Cards")
No date - by Fr. Cyprian, O.F.M., Cap.

A blue backed Joker is shown and set aside. Four red backed Aces are shown. They are touched to the Joker and their backs change to blue. Next, the Joker's back is shown to have turned red. The four Aces are finally shown to have all different multi-color backs - the trick has really gotten "out of hand." 

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BACK AGAIN - (c) Accent Products 1976 - Back Again is the creation of Sam Dalal, India. Exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for the U.S.A. and Canada have been granted to Accent Products. 

EFFECT: A card placed in the spectator's pocket is removed and finds it's way back to the spectator's pocket.

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S-TIMATION by Jon Racherbaumer - (no date, no distributor)
EFFECT: A card is freely chosen and returned to the deck. A spectator cuts off a portion of the cards. The performer removes some cards. Both deal their cards face down onto the table, the spectator dealing his cards from inside his pocket. When the spectator runs out of cards, dealing his last one onto the table, the performer simultaneously deals a coincidental card from his packet face up. It reads: YOU JUST DEALT YOUR LAST CARD! Without further ado, he removes the spectator's card from his pocket. 

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WP_20160429_012.jpg Emerson & West present Peter Kane's REFLECTIONS
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EFFECT: Three cards are selected. Another card with a mirror pack design is introduced and added to the three selections. This odd card magically changes into each of the selected cards and finally becomes a totally different card. The odd card is, in effect, a "REFLECTION" of the other cards. 

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This one is not so old, but a great packet trick none the less. With old photos of handcuffs and Houdini. Handcuffs become unlocked and Houdini disappears.

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Here is a version of Two Card Monte put out by Samuel MacDougall circa 1926 

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Here is a version of Two Card Monte put out by Samuel MacDougall circa 1926 

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Those  1926 cards look in great condition for their age. When I was a kid the version that came in magic sets only had the two cards, a double facer and a double backer. I recall there was an improved version in print in either The Jinx or New Phoenix. I'll have to see if I can track down an exact reference. 

Looking back at EvilDan's photos, I see Numero Uno has a different back design to mine so it must have been through at least a couple of reprints (the sign of a successful packet trick). 
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I was a packet trick junkie when I first got into magic as a kid, but did not accumulate as many packet tricks as Evil Dan! You even reminded me of two packet tricks I had (still have?) that I completely forgot about: 5 Card Polka, and Gasper The Gourmet Mouse! Of the others you named, I have Pointer (a great packet trick)' Time Out, Gypsy Curse. Not sure if you mentioned Color Monte, perhaps because it is still so well known and performed (I even saw a clip of guitarist Chet Atkins performing it!). I also had a gaffed version of Twisting the Aces.

Here are a few other packet tricks I have. Have you heard of them?

Spot the Dot
Quadrophonic
Club Special

Great topic!

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Those  1926 cards look in great condition for their age. When I was a kid the version that came in magic sets only had the two cards, a double facer and a double backer. I recall there was an improved version in print in either The Jinx or New Phoenix. I'll have to see if I can track down an exact reference. 


Found it, "Two Card Monte Perfected" by Don Tanner was the cover item of the Jan. 1963 issue of "The New Phoenix". At the conclusion, both cards can be shown front and back.

Wbausert, heard of "Club Special" but don't know it. Phil Goldstein's "Quadrophonic" I had. That one inspired my own "Something From Nothing"
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OUT OF ORDER is Ron Frost's, not Nick Trost. It is easy to get the names confused!
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This is a more recent Ron Frost packet trick called Geometrik Zone


Several blue backed cards are shown to be all the same, such as four of hearts. When they enter the Geometrick Zone strange things happen to them. One by one each card is placed on the table.
The first card turns itself face-up and has two small holes punched in it. The second now has a different colored back with a large circle cut out of the middle. The third's back is different yet with a large square hole punched out of it. Before each change, the remaining cards are shown to be normal. It continues. The next card has a different back with a star punched through it. The next has an oval shaped hole and its back has changed as well. The next card is now a totally see-thru, clear card. Suddenly, the last three cards now have blank faces; however, almost immediately, they turn into a different card like the ten of spades. 
As a final surprise, the face down cards on the table all turn into the ten of spades, but each ten has a unique facial look. By the way, the first card that was placed on the table face up now has a giant smiley face on its back! There is more happening in this one trick than several tricks put together. Reading about it is one thing, but seeing it happen is what magic is all about. This is a typical Ron Frost multiple surprise ending effect!



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"Twisted Sisters" is my favorite packet trick. I wore out my original gaffed cards long ago. I've since been performing it with homemade gaffs.  It always gets a great response from laymen. It has three reveals. Very effective.
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This is one of my own I used to love doing. I did have it on the market at one time, but's it's also fully detailed in "Small But Deadly" if you wanted to make it up yourself. It's really a version of MacDonald's Aces.

 


Obviously, I was using Monster Mash again on Halloween!
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